Bach and ready for a new orchestra season

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Bach and ready for a new orchestra season

Volleyball was just one of several activities orchestra students took part in at Friday's

Volleyball was just one of several activities orchestra students took part in at Friday's "Bach to School Bash" at Russell Creek Park in Plano on Sept. 8, 2017.

Christine Le

Volleyball was just one of several activities orchestra students took part in at Friday's "Bach to School Bash" at Russell Creek Park in Plano on Sept. 8, 2017.

Christine Le

Christine Le

Volleyball was just one of several activities orchestra students took part in at Friday's "Bach to School Bash" at Russell Creek Park in Plano on Sept. 8, 2017.

Lucas Barr, Staff Reporter

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“Bach to School Bash” was the theme Friday night at Russell Creek Park as orchestra held a start of school social.

“It was open to all current orchestra students and it’s mainly just a time for us to get together, to visit after summer break and to get to know each other and especially our new students,” orchestra director Julie Blackstock said. “We had dinner and we played volleyball, and basketball, and horseshoes, and we did a lot of team activities.”

Almost 100 students, about two-thirds of the orchestra, attended the event.

“That’s probably one of the largest bashes we had,” Blackstock said. “It’s just a way to garner additional interest in orchestra, help people find friends, and to make it seem like a community and a family that you can have fun with.”

Most students seemed to enjoy themselves throughout and understood the significance of spending time together.

“I had a great time,” sophomore violist Christine Le said. “I think that orchestra socials are important because everyone can bond there and grow closer together.”